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KING: Resident Sterling Graham pets a kangaroo held by Jillian Lenz of Wildlife Encounters during Friday night’s festivities at Oxbow Living Center in Ashland. The event, which also featured music, dancing and plenty of food, was held to commemorate National Assisted Living Week, Sept. 9 to …

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ASHLAND – The Ashland Rotary Club is selling t-shirts honoring local football players Bo Kitrell and Ben Stille, who play on the University of Nebraska Cornhusker football team.

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WAHOO – A representative from the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District assured the Saunders County Board of Supervisors last week that game fishing at Lake Wanahoo will remain exactly as it is after the agency takes over recreation operations there.

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ASHLAND – Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum will open a new exhibit on gaming on Saturday, Sept. 22.

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ASHLAND – Zach Schmidt can look out the window of his house and see the local kids enjoying the new addition he built at Ashland’s largest city park.

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ASHLAND – In just over nine months, Real Life Health Clinic has grown enough to add another health care provider to its staff and more features to its schedule of services.

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EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS: A big jump in the number of spaces, ramped up publicity and another beautiful day contributed to an explosion in attendance at the annual Silver Street Flea Market on Sunday afternoon. Organizer Bob Luebbe estimated between 3,000 and 4,000 people visited downtown Ashl…

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STORYTELLER: Jeff Doyle entertains the crowd with one of his stories during the Moonshell Storytelling Festival at Mahoney State Park on Saturday. (Staff Photo by Anna Boggs)

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GRAND ISLAND – 4-H and FFA champions from around the state competed in the 13th Annual Nebraska Elite Showman Competition at the Nebraska State Fair. The Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) and the Nebraska Rural Radio Association coordinate this prestigious event in cooperation with th…

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CHAMPION: Luke Lambert of Greenwood showed the champion Berkshire barrow at the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island over Labor Day weekend. He represented the Ashland-Greenwood FFA.

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ASHLAND – An increase in property valuations and the paying off of a public safety bond allowed the Ashland City Council to reduce the total tax levy for Ashland city residents.

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NOT OVER YET: Danielle Billings and her brother, Colton, wait with eager anticipation for the bucket to dump cool, refreshing water on them at the Ashland Splash Pad on Saturday afternoon. The splash pad remains open until the weather gets colder, while the city pool has been closed since th…

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RIBBON CUTTING: Ashland-Greenwood High School football captains (from left) Jacob Ludwig, Bryce Kitrell, Nolan Kasuske and Andy Kwarcinski cut a ribbon to dedicate the newly renovated football field at Ashland’s Memorial Stadium before kickoff of the football game against Platteview last Fri…

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STILL GOING: Vendor Anna Jamrog sells vegetables to Steve Tucker as Gabrielle Hopp and Lucas Atkinson walk by at the Ashland Farmers Market on Saturday morning. Even though the Labor Day weekend is considered the unofficial end of summer, the Ashland Farmers Market will continue for two more…

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ASHLAND – The Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum is holding a program and lunch event on Sept. 11 in honor of first responders and military persons who have devoted their lives to maintaining peace and freedom in the United States of America.

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ASHLAND – Progress continues with the Ashland Area Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) as the organization works to bring new residential and commercial development to the community.

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ASHLAND – Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Rizzo, Ashland-Greenwood Public School’s first therapy dog, during the first Bluejay Breakfast of the 2018-19 school year on Wednesday, Sept. 12 in the middle school/high school cafeteria.

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NOMINATION: Jim Otto, president of the Nebraska Retail Federation, presents Dean Curtis of C&L Hardware with a framed certificate of nomination for the Nebraska Retail Champion award. The Nebraska Retail Federation received 27 nominations for 2017 Nebraska Retail Champion. Three of the 2…

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BUSY STREETS: The streets of downtown Ashland were busy Saturday night as the autumn version of the Ashland Art Walk took place along Silver Street. In front of Blackwell’s Fine Supply, Braden Boston plays with balloons while his mom, Kristi, holds little sister, Harper. The art walk include…

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CLASS OF 1968: The Ashland-Greenwood High School Class of 1968 celebrated their 50th class reunion Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Ashland Golf Club. Thirty-two classmates attended. Pictured are (front row, from left) June (Nelson) Benz, Cheryl (Pike) Pallas, Linda (Seabeck) Peppers, Claudia (Roger…

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MEMBERSHIP: Ashland American Legion Post 129 awarded William “Bill” Sapp for 60 years of continuous membership at their July meeting. Pictured are (from left) Charlie Williams and Sapp.

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ASHLAND – A special pre-game presentation is planned to celebrate the newly renovated Ashland-Greenwood High School football field before the game against Platteview on Friday night.

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ASHLAND – Fr. Bill Holoubek, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ashland, will be the featured speaker at the Men in Mission breakfast, to be held at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ashland on Saturday, Sept. 1. Coffee is served at 6:30 a.m. and the free-will-offering breakfast will begin at 6…

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SPRINKLE SOME KINDNESS: First graders and their teachers show off the donuts they sprinkled with “kind words” as Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools joined schools across the state on Friday to mark #BeKind, a movement started by Ralston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Adler and his wife…

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ASHLAND – Ashland-Greenwood Public Schools Superintendent Jason Libal invited the public to munch on bagels and hear good news about local taxes.